Rumba (2008)




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Fiona and Dom are teachers at a rural school. They share a passion for Latin dance and they're deeply in love. On weekends, they enter dance competitions around the country. Their house is crammed with trophies. One night, as they are coming back from a competition, they encounter a man on a clumsy suicide mission, standing in the middle of the road. They swerve to avoid him, crash into a wall and their life is thrown into turmoil.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

The story plays out with an absolute minimum of dialogue, and the visual gags are highly inventive. In a comedy market dominated by crudity, sarcasm, and smug pop-culture references, laughs this pure hit like lightning.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Chicago Reader
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It's not terrifically funny, but then how could it be? The influence of Jacques Tati abides in the material, without his sunniness.

Full Review… | August 6, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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This charming, affectionately crafted and gleefully unfashionable comic miniature from writing/directing troupe Abel, Gordon and Romy slips down a treat.

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
Time Out
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* If you've ever laughed at and revelled in the films of Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd or Jacques Tati, then Rumba will seem a delightful blast from the silent past.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Globe and Mail
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A near-silent Belgian farce about a married pair of competitive Latin dancers whose lives go badly but amusingly awry, Rumba features plenty of fancy footwork.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Toronto Star
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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
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